Sylvia Hotel

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On the beach
On the beach
Premium bedding, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of Sylvia Hotel

Sylvia Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near English Bay Beach

9.0/10 Superb

1,015 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
The price is $225
Price available on 9/1/2022
1154 Gilford St, Vancouver, BC, V6G2P6
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Ski storage
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Vancouver
  • Stanley Park - 5 min walk
  • Robson Street - 9 min walk
  • Vancouver Waterfront - 15 min walk
  • Vancouver Convention Centre - 31 min walk
  • Canada Place - 32 min walk
  • Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal - 33 min walk
  • BC Place Stadium - 36 min walk
  • Rogers Arena - 40 min walk
  • English Bay Beach - 1 min drive
  • Granville Street - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre (CXH) - 9 min drive
  • Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR) - 19 min drive
  • Pitt Meadows, BC (YPK) - 53 min drive
  • Sechelt, BC (YHS-Sunshine Coast Regional) - 121 min drive
  • Galiano Island, BC (YMF-Montague Harbour Seaplane Base) - 129 min drive
  • Vancouver Waterfront Station - 4 min drive
  • Vancouver, BC (XEA-Vancouver Pacific Central Station) - 14 min drive
  • Pacific Central Station - 15 min drive
  • Burrard Station - 28 min walk
  • Yaletown-Roundhouse Station - 29 min walk
  • Vancouver City Center Station - 30 min walk

About this property

Sylvia Hotel

Located 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from the airport, Sylvia Hotel offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Stanley Park and Robson Street. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Also, Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and Canada Place are within a short drive. The helpful staff and overall value get great marks from fellow travelers.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 120 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 19
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Check-in hours begin at 3 PM Monday - Friday and 4 PM Saturday - Sunday.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19


  • Up to 2 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only, 2 per room, up to 220 lbs)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (CAD 20.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–11:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (400 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Ski storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1912
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Recycling

Special features


Sylvia's Cocktail Lounge - This beachfront cocktail bar serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between CAD 8 and CAD 20 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for CAD 5.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for CAD 15.0 per night


  • Self parking costs CAD 20.00 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Sylvia
Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
Sylvia Vancouver
The Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel Hotel
Sylvia Hotel Vancouver
Sylvia Hotel Hotel Vancouver

Frequently asked questions

Does Sylvia Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sylvia Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sylvia Hotel?
As of Aug 17, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sylvia Hotel on Sep 1, 2022 start from $225, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sylvia Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sylvia Hotel?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 220 lbs per pet. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Sylvia Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs CAD 20.00 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sylvia Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an onsite casino at Sylvia Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Starlight Casino (28-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Sylvia Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding, and in warmer months enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming and ecotours.
Are there restaurants at or near Sylvia Hotel?
Yes, Sylvia's Cocktail Lounge offers beachfront dining and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Amici miei italian (3-min walk), Ginger Garlic (3-min walk), and Akira (4-min walk).
What's the area around Sylvia Hotel like?
Sylvia Hotel is in Downtown Vancouver, a short 9-minute drive from Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre (CXH) and 5 minutes' walk from Stanley Park. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay!
Great location! Right on the water, with a lot of stuff in walking distance. Only negative was lack of AC, so it got quite warm in the room. Apparently they can't add AC since it's an historical building. But we'll worth it anyway.
JAMES P, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

jacques, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jorge, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Ann, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

This hotel is in an old but very distinguished building in a terrific location on the westside of town, and has been very nicely restored. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They had available parking for $20/night, and the price they charged for a room was less than other downtown hotels, which was nice as well. The hotel's downside, though, is that it is not air-conditioned and therefore not particularly comfortable during the middle of summer.
Francis, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great location and staff
I like this hotel. I like hotels with character. They share their history through many photos and it's great. The staff is great, too. We had a suite and the one thing that was tough, was the whole space felt tired. Maybe it was the color of the walls, or the lack of art on them, or the lighting...or all of the above. It felt sad to be there. I know that isn't their goal so I share this as something they could think about changing with little cost.
Karen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect location, history galore, classy well run hotel. I absolutely loved it , one of my all time favorites. Walked to Stanley park daily, what a treat
Rupert, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic hotel for family trip
What a charming hotel - filled with the character I love in old buildings but with plenty of modern upgrades. For example, no air-conditioning but large windows and ceiling fans made it comfortable. Fantastic location, literally across the street from the beach at English Bay. Tons of restaurants within walking distance. Very spacious rooms. Fantastic restaurant with a wonderful and accommodating manager, Alex. There were 24 of us in town for a wedding and when the bride decided against Plan A at the last minute, Alex quickly worked to get us a large table. We would stay here again.
Leah, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Zaynab, 1-night trip
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